Since 2019, Portsmouth/London trio Sienas have been cultivating a dark sound influenced by 80s Post-punk and Coldwave, as well as the experimental soundscapes of early industrial music.
WL//WH is very pleased to premiere the lead track, titled “A Vacant Body”, from SIENAS‘ upcoming EP “DEXTRA”, scheduled for release on November 10, 2023 via the South London-based label Lost Wisdom.
“DEXTRA” delves into the realms of the subconscious, each track is a carefully crafted journey into emotion and introspection. Their sound, while firmly rooted in the Post-punk genre, possesses an alluring darkness with thunderous basslines, relentless drum patterns, and hauntingly poetic lyrics.
Reminiscent of the moodiest, emotional-ridden, atmospheric and lyrical Goth-tinged ’80s British Post-punk from bands such as Modern English, The Danse Society, Lowlife, and Sad Lovers And Giants, the song churns out a dark, dangerous, and driven alienation punctuated by the mechanical clicking pace of a relentless drum machine, and the bleak meandering of chugging basslines, wreathed in fragile forlorn chiming synth glows and piercing echoing guitar slivers, whilst fearful ghostly vocals of numb haloed spoken words, wistful emotional croons, and distorted blurry whispers, feel frightened to speak in a crowded room for fear of being misunderstood and aggressed upon.
Lost Wisdom‘s forthcoming 5-track EP, “Dextra”, is due out, on Cassette and Digital formats, on November 10, 2023 via Lost Wisdom, already available for preorder via the label’s Bandcamp.
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